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December 23/21 13:18 pm - Employment Opportunity - Track Events & Technical Manager (Milton, Ontario)

Posted by Editor on 12/23/21

Track cycling is cycling's oldest discipline and has been on the Olympic programme since the first modern Olympic Games in 1896. Cycling Canada and Ontario Cycling are invested in growing Track Cycling and are looking for a passionate candidate to take the role of Track Events & Technical Manager.

Cycling Canada has been awarded the rights to host a leg of the 2022 & 2023 Track Cycling Nations Cup by the Union Cycliste International. Speed, excitement, and intensity are the DNA of track cycling. More than just a sporting event, the Tissot UCI Track Cycling Nations Cup is a true show for the many spectators.

Cycling Canada and Ontario Cycling Association are partnering on an Track Events & Technical Manager position. The candidate will be a key member of the Nations Cup organizing committee and will be responsible for assisting with planning of logistical and operational requirements associated with the Nations Cup under Cycling Canada. The Track Events & Technical Manager will also be supporting the planning and the delivery of additional track cycling events hosted by Cycling Canada and Ontario Cycling. The portfolio will also include a Technical Delegate component for various disciplines for the Ontario Cycling Association.

This position is based at the Ontario Cycling Association office located at the Mattamy Cycling Centre in Milton, Ontario.

Reports To: President & CEO OCA supported by Cycling Canada

Reporting Structure and Schedule
The Track Events & Technical Manager reports directly to Ontario Cycling Association with direct responsibilities and reporting to Cycling Canada. While schedules will need to remain fluid to ensure completions of key responsibilities, the general schedule will be as follows:

January - May: 4 days to Cycling Canada; 1 Day to Ontario Cycling
June - September: 4 days to Ontario Cycling; 1 Day to Cycling Canada
October - December: Split equally between Ontario Cycling and Cycling Canada

Specific Responsibilities

Cycling Canada - Nations Cups
1. In collaboration with CC senior leadership, ensure the effective planning and operational requirements associated with the Nations Cup
2. With support from Cycling Canada management, lead the event delivery team
3. Maintain effective communication between Cycling Canada, event contractors and stakeholders to ensure that all aspects of the event are planned efficiently and to standard
4. In collaboration with the Nations Cup Event Director, assist in forming the remainder of the organizing committee to ensure leads for all required functional areas
5. Primary point of contact for all event contractors and functional area leads
6. In collaboration with CC senior leadership, assist with the oversight of budget expenditure and monitoring
7. In collaboration with the Nations Cup Event Director, assist with the funding submissions and reports
8. Schedule and manage regular organizing committee meetings
9. Liaise with local partners and venue owners
10. Support the planning and delivery of Canadian Track Championships events hosted by Cycling Canada

Ontario Cycling Association

1. Lead and deliver the OCA Track Series, including but not limited to the O-Cup Series, Eastern Championships, Youth Track Development Series, and Provincial Track Championships
2. Establish and update track event guidelines, establish calendar of events in coordination with key partners including Cycling Canada
3. Develop all technical guides and related required documents
4. Purchase all awards, operations equipment, and other event related items
5. Coordinate all marketing and event promotional material with office staff
6. Coordinate volunteers and staffing requirements including training and supervising operations staff
7. Coordinate/compile participate feedback and develop series reports with recommendations for future events

Technical Delegate [TBD – Road, MTB, CX]
1. Act as the on-site Technical Delegate at identified OCA sanctioned events in coordination with other OCA event staff
2. Provide support to organizers in coordinating the hosting of identified OCA sanctioned events, ensuring compliance with OCA guidelines and policies
3. Ensure OCA brand is represented and prominent at events
4. Assist in collecting photos, providing results, and identifying other points of interest to OCA communication staff to promote and showcase the event
5. Develop a post event report addressing the highlights and areas of improvement for future events

Qualifications & Critical Skills
• University or college degree in Sport Management, Event Management, Recreation Management, or equivalent experience
• Proven experience in Sport or Event Management with minimum 4 years' experience in a similar role
• Proven leadership and people management experience, including volunteers
• G class driver's license, or equivalent
• Bilingual in both English and French languages an asset
• Experience working in Cycling or wider Sport industry an asset
• Demonstrated ability managing project based budgets
• Excellent critical thinking and problem-solving skills
• Strategic and proactive planner with the ability to manage multiple portfolios simultaneously
• Self-starter with the ability to work individually and as a team

On an occasional basis, the Track Events & Technical Manager will be required to travel to meetings, events or program activities within Canada. The association has a compensatory time off policy to cover such travel necessity.

Deadline for Submission: Wednesday January 5th 2022 at 23:59 EDT

Ontario Cycling and Cycling Canada are committed to creating an inclusive and diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination.



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